UPDATED: MAN AT CENTRE OF ARMED POLICE SEARCH CHARGED WITH ABH AND CRIMINAL DAMAGE

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A 50-year-old man from Sandown has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and criminal damage following an incident involving Armed Police in Sandown.

As previously reported by Island Echo, armed officers were called to the Fort Street area of Sandown at around 21:30 on Tuesday with a manhunt soon launched. The suspect was eventually arrested on Golf Links Road, bringing the near 3-hour operation to an end.

James Anthony Glover, of Fort Street, has now been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) and criminal damage. The criminal damage is in connection with damage caused to a door at Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club.

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No other charges have been brought against Mr Glover.

He has been remanded in custody to appear before Magistrates this morning (Thursday).

Enquiries into the full circumstances surrounding these incidents remain ongoing.

UPDATE @ 13:52 – Mr Glover has pleaded not guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He has been given conditional bail and will return to court for the trial in June.

He has however pleaded guilty to criminal damage. He was ordered to pay £200 compensation.

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jim
jim
1 month ago

what a gag, operation probably cost £20000 and he gets £200 FINE, why bother

fred
fred
Reply to  jim
1 month ago

Because if they don’t it could have escalated into murder. But I guess if you’re a thug that thinks with their fists this is exactly the kind of thing you would say.

MC hammer
MC hammer
Reply to  jim
1 month ago

You have to think of the big picture,all of the overtime that they get will help with the local economy and have a trycall on effect for the dish washers and the other low paid people that they choose to be entertained by,

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